We got back late Saturday night from what is hands down the best handmade market…ever.
It was awesome.
This sign was crazy. The blue and the yellow? Hand cut, hand painted fabric adhered to the white.
Mique and Jess spared no detail. They even had a gorgeous Christmas tree in the lobby.
The fabric ruffled garland. The little wooden spools. The bakers twine. Don’t be surprised if my tree this year is a straight knock off. Not kidding.
The vendors were amazing.
The talent was overwhelming.
The booths and displays…oh…my.
I literally walked around 20 times. Each time I saw something new. Something I had to have.
It was great to have some girl time. It was great to see faces beyond texting and blogging. It was great.
And then I got home and opened up my photos.
And wanted to cry.
The ballroom where the market was held was dimly lit. And all. of. my. pictures are blurry.
I am so sad.
I took pictures of some phenomenal booths to share with you.
Amazing trinkets and assorted fabulousness.
And they are unusable.
But here are a few I was able to salvage with the magic of Photoshop. They’re still blurry and dark, but it’s the best I can do. Poop.
The funky ruffles of The Pleated Poppy.
The colorful happy of Joy’s Hope.
The vintage sweetness of Mommy Holly.
Banners and glitter from Joyful Joyful.
How I wished I had a 7 year old to buy for! Creme de la Gems was too cute for words.
I held back on buying these handmade shoes for Miss Jill. And now I’m kicking myself.
Heidi Devlin burlap pillows.
Funky stuffed animals.
Upcycled tote bags that I walked away from and when I came back, it was gone. Lesson learned.
Hands down the funkiest bling I have seen. Blinged out starfish? You must check her out.
Who knew a coat hook could be so fun?!
And my new favorite vendor. Funky Vintage Kitchen. Her stuff is ultra cute. Hard to not buy her out. I told her I wanted to live in her booth.
Plus, April is super cute and fun.
It was a whirlwind trip. But it was great. And I got some Christmas shopping done. And some me shopping done. Bonus.